Managing Director, Vietnam Waste Solutions
Kevin has been the Managing Director for Vietnam Waste Solutions (VWS) since 2006. Prior to that he worked as a private consultant for Veolia Environmental Services/Onyx in Hong Kong for 6 years. In the 12 years preceding that, Kevin worked at Waste Management Inc., in California. Previous employment included 7 years at PSE&G in New Jersey. Kevin has previously served on the Vietnam AmCham Board of Governors.
VWS is a subsidiary of California Waste Solutions, a private firm with recycling operations in Oakland and San Jose, California. His position here in HCMC requires direct interaction with HCMC leaders and Departments as well as various Ministries in Hanoi. VWS represents the first privatization of a public service enterprise and one of the larger environmental services investments into Vietnam. This investment project valued at over $150 million is based upon a 50-year contract with the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to effectively manage waste delivered by the City to the Da Phuoc Waste Management Facility. VWS is expanding their services with a new project in Long An province that will move beyond landfilling to waste transformation, developing “waste to energy” and “waste to feedstock” solutions.
Kevin has worked in the waste management and environmental industry for 31 years. Raised in Northern New Jersey and a graduate of Rutgers University.
Vision for AmCham
I welcome the opportunity to support the success of American interests within Vietnam. Of special interest are the advocacy efforts put forth by AmCham to insure that messages from the business community are brought to the tables of the leaders of Vietnam, especially in regards to the environment, labor, taxes and changes to regulations. Any mutual interests, whether it be through investment, trade, contributions or cultural sharing will be beneficial to the peoples of both Vietnam and the United States, and worth our efforts as American Chamber of Commerce representatives.